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The Global Regulatory Awards 2022 is a key gambling event. See 16 out of 20 shortlists containing brands keeping our live casinos safe! (Image courtesy of gamblingcomplianceawards.com)

Sometimes the software providers, tech suppliers, payment solutions and operators swallow up all the credit for the online gambling scene via sports betting and iGaming awards events. This can sometimes mean one of the core backbones of the industry often goes unnoticed.

However, the Global Regulatory Awards event is here to make sure brands involved with keeping our iGaming experiences safe, secure and integrally sound get noticed.

And to make things exciting, this year’s event comes with ’20 awards’ up for grabs.

Adding to this, just to make sure you know who is keeping your live casino gambling experiences safe and trustworthy, I bring you the Global Regulatory Awards 2022 shortlists.

When you browse the lists, look out for big names that take safe and responsible gaming seriously. This list includes brands heavily involved with the live dealer niche such as Playtech, Entain Group, Gaming Laboratories International (GLI), Authentic Gaming (live casino brand), Light & Wonder (owns Authentic Gaming), Flutter Entertainment, Amusnet Interactive (an EGT brand), Games Global (OnAir Entertainment/Microsoft) and BETCONSTRUCT. Just as a side note, it’s worth mention that this is an amazing time for BETCONTRUCT because the company also has 7 awards nominations on the SBC Latinoamérica 2022 Awards shortlists.

As for Global Regulatory Awards, this is the sixth time the event has taken place. It is expected to draw in a crowd of over 400 people from a variety of companies and iGaming brands connected to regulatory compliance. Last year’s event drew in 350 attendees, and with COVID now less of an issue, this year I expect the event to smash that figure.

When & Where is the Global Regulatory Awards 2022? The event host is VIXIO Gambling Compliance and the charity partner is YGAM. The event will take place 30 November 20220 (just over two months to), De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms in London.

The Global Regulatory Awards 2022 Shortlists

Below, there are 16 out of the 20 awards shortlists officially taken from the ‘Gambling Compliance Awards website. You’ll also notice the event also takes into consideration land-based casinos and supplies. For now, the focus is on the awards categories with companies involved with live casino. It’s a fairly comprehensive list and if you would like to see the contenders for the other 4 awards, you can see the full list on the official 2022 Global Regulatory Awards shortlist here.

Outstanding Contribution to Safer Gambling
888
Admiral Casino
Bally’s Interactive
Casino Guru
DraftKings
Flutter Entertainment
Genting Casinos (UK Land-based)
Kindred Group
Merkur Group
Safer Gambling Training: YGAM and Betknowmore UK
Chief Compliance Officer of the Year
Alex Henderson, GIMO
Ashley Padgett, Flutter Entertainment
Christine Gallo, Gaming Laboratories International
David Webb, BetConstruct
Ewout Wierda, Videoslots
Kimberley Broad, Games Global
Mark Halstead, iSoftBet
Mike Fries, Light & Wonder
Yurii Shevchuk, Parimatch Tech
Zeljka Perkovic, Huddle Tech
Compliance Innovator or Innovation of the Year
Compliable
Consumer Protection Zone, Clarion Gaming
Docaposte
Entain Group
GiG Comply
Kambi
LINA Research Foundation
OneComply
SmartSearch
USAbility Digital
Compliance Professional of the Year
Chris Masino, IGT
David Webb, BetConstruct
Dustin Hawkes, Playtech
Dustin Thomas, National Indian Gaming Commission
Lawrence Hanlin, Pariplay
Mark Halstead, iSoftBet
Mike Robbins, Gaming Laboratories International
Sara Condo, IGT
Sean Carroll, USAbility Digital
Victoria Fernandes, Kambi
Responsible Gambling Service/Solution Provider
EPIC Risk Management
Focal Research Consultants
Fortuna Entertainment Group
Gamban
GeoComply
Gordon Moody
IGT
Mindway AI
Safer Gambling Training: YGAM and Betknowmore UK
Scientific Games
Compliance Team of the Year
Amusnet Interative
Better Collective
Flutter Entertainment
iSoftBet
Merkur Group
NetBet Enterprises
Pretty Technical
San Manuel Tribal Gaming Commission
Videoslots
Zeal Network
Compliance Rising Star
Aaron Green, Light & Wonder
Beth Jones, Genting Casinos (UK Land-based)
Eva Heringova, Fortuna Entertainment Group
Jacqueline Vokoun, Palms Casino
Lisa Beuschau, LINA Research Foundation
Maria Cobos, USAbility Digital
Marina Zacharopoulou, Altenar
Mikel Osoro, Authentic Gaming
Regtech Provider of the Year
ArdentSky LLC
Compliable
Department of Trust
Focal Research Consultants Limited
GeoComply
IDnow
Mindway AI
Synalogik
Veriff
W2
Best In-House Counsel or Legal Team
Legal Team, Entain Group
Legal Team, Estoril Sol Digital
Legal Team, Flutter Entertainment
Legal Team, Kambi
Legal Team, Paysafe Group
Legal Team, Video Slots
Legal Team, William Hill
Michael Hoenig, National Indian Gaming Commission
Head of Regulatory Affairs/Government Relations
Charmaine Hogan, Playtech
Daniel Lobo Guerrero, Sportradar
David Foster, Entain Group
Howard Glaser, Light & Wonder
Kevin Mullally, Gaming Laboratories International (GLI)
Malcolm Fleming, People’s Postcode Lottery
Martin Lycka, Entain
Silvia Paleari, IBIA
Payment Service or Solution Provider
GBG
Ilixium
Nuvei
OKTO
Paramount Commerce
Passport Technology
Paysafe Group
Worldpay from FIS
Regulatory Initiative of the Year
Cyprus Gaming & Casino Supervision Commission
Fortuna Entertainment Group
German Sports Betting Association
National Indian Gaming Commission
San Manuel Tribal Gaming Commission
Sightline Payments
Outstanding Contribution to Sports Betting Integrity
Betway Group
DraftKings
Entain Group
Estoril Sol Digital
Flutter Entertainment
VBet
Outstanding Contribution to Responsible Gambling
Cristofer Rybner, Coolbet
Fisayo Oke, Gamble Alert
Lisa Beuschau, LINA Research Foundation
Martin Lycka, Entain Group
Pieter Remmers, Assissa
Sophie Platts, Entain Group
Responsible Approach to Advertising/Marketing
Bally’s Interactive
Bojoko
Consumer Protection Zone, Clarion Gaming
Flutter Entertainment
Little Star Media
AML / MLR Officer of the Year
AML Team, Estoril Sol Digital
AML Team, iSoftBet
Antonio Arrotino, SKS365
Cristofer Rybner, Coolbet
Laura Kolens-Matley, Flutter Entertainment
Lenny Reddy, Sun International

4 More Award categories: The other 4 awards in the event not listed above are ‘Commitment to Compliance by an Affiliate Company’, ‘Compliance Lifetime Achievement’. ‘Best Regulatory Lawyer’, and ‘Best Regulatory Law Firm’.

Why is the Global Regulatory Awards 2022 Important?

Think about this. Who makes sure the casino game software is 100% random? Who ensures players have an outlet in case a rogue casino is not playing ball? And how can we players always guarantee that the online casinos are giving us a fair deal? On top of this, there are many more security, player, and financial safety questions we bring up regarding fair and integral online gambling.

The clue to the answer to these questions is one of the key components many of us online gamblers focus on when carrying out due diligence on whether we should join a particular online gambling platform.

  • Testing companies like BMM and GLI that certify random number generators (RNGs)
  • The licensing authorities ensure we have legal support while also keeping online casinos in check, as well as making sure they operate within the boundaries of the law. For example, keeping our funds in bank accounts separate from the online casinos’ day-to-day operations so our balances do not end up swallowed up by auditors in case of liquidation or casino bankruptcy.
  • The responsible gambling companies creating AI software to detect problem gambling behaviour.
  • Software developers creating responsible gambling tools. Thanks to these companies, we have tools to allow us to set daily, weekly, and monthly deposit limits, slot and table game bet limits, and r4eality check tools that help us keep track of our sessions.

While some of the other gambling industry award celebrations have awards for social responsibility and responsible gambling, they are not as prevalent as gaining a prestigious award from the ‘Global Regulatory Awards’ event held yearly.

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